5. Mercury Marauder
Despite the fact the Grand Marquis was never intended to be a performance car, Mercury decided to turn it into one by installing a highly tuned 4.6-liter V8 with 302 hp, revised suspension, gearbox, and brakes. All those changes turned this sleepy and comfy sedan into a sharp muscle car.
The black paint gave the Marauder menacing looks and an aggressive stance, clearly differentiating it from more sedate cousins. The performance was pretty good for big and heavy sedans with 0 to 60 mph times around 7 seconds. But the biggest asset was its appearance and just the sight of a big black sedan in your rearview mirror made most people move over.